Booty is currently in camp with the Diamondbacks, after winning MLB Network's The Next Knuckler competition. The 37-year-old Booty was the fifth overall pick by the Marlins in the 1994 draft. He came up as an infielder with the team, playing in 13 games over three seasons. Booty left the team in order to pursue a career in football.
The Marlins released Booty from their retired list, but would still be able to claim him if he performs well, according to Rosenthal. If the Marlins want to claim Booty, they could do so without giving any compensation to the Diamondbacks. The chance of that happening is probably slim, given Booty's lack of experience as a pitcher.